Technorati's Policial Happenings


Technorati has been working hard to extract political intelligence (insert bad oxymoron joke here) from blogs at politics.technorati.com. This is cool, but what stands out to me is how much more there is to do. For example, right now its all pretty course grained, Bush vs Kerry when in fact there are thousands of races going on all over the country. True, most of them aren't getting much blog coverage--yet--but when they do, there will be all kinds of interesting data to be had. I've been over to talk to some of the people in BYU's Political Science department which does some pretty well respected exit polling. This sort of technology sea change is just barely on their radar. They think its important and interesting, but they don't know what to do about it.